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Pamela Y. S.

Bismarck, ND USA
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Don't like her!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-21-19

He's fine and quite sympathetic. Her narrator captures the self satisfied tone which leaves me cold. I think the narrator is good, but the character she voices is unlikeable . Didn't finish.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Fun, well written and very well narrated.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-19

Amusing and light. It reminds me of Agatha Christie. I enjoy the period and characterizations.

Okay. Good for a gentle, undemanding listen.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-19

The narrator was excellent and will probably listen again. But, pretty much basic T.V. for the ears.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Really fun ride. Love complex characterization

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-19

Actually, I like Vivian the better of the two. She is more self-aware and doing the hard work of knowing herself pretty honestly. Olivia's ability to *not* see is remarkable and also sadly familiar. Her lack of empathy or understanding about Bertie was...painful. We are all broken somewhere, but Olivia, of course, is not. Sad and lonely.

Self serving protagonists

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-19

The story was straightforwardly predictable and the characters were difficult to like our even find interesting. Just barely finished it.

maybe it just needed editing to tighten it.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-19

The characters were two dimensional and flat. The plot was good, but complex. As the reader, I wanted to care more about the characters.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Enjoyable, evocative, plausible

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-19

Didn't care for the narrator. Her voice sounded childish and she mispronounced several words. Atwood's work has a weight and dignity that required a mature reading.

One and two dimensional characters

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-19

Best part was the cooking and kitchen routines. Characters were flat and predictable. and the story was pretty unlikely. don't know if I'll follow up, even for simple escapism.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Will read the next one.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-19

This was fun if not totally engrossing. Enjoyed the period and the characters. good narration!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Unromantic perspective on the Middle Ages.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-19

well defined characters. Unexpected, but believable and acceptable ending. Beware the totality of the narrator's story.